I really like using this powder for the Wayne Goss method of applying foundation (where you apply powder before liquid foundation to help with oil control). While it doesn't completely keep all my oil at bay, I realize for my skin that is a near-impossible task and happily settle for reapply to my t-zone a few times per day. It's fine, translucent, and doesn't look cakey. It almost has a bit of a shimmer to it, but it isn't noticeable. Does a great job of blurring my pores, too!